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signed and was succeeded
by Secretary of State Kate
Nick Ballou opened Brown.
Nick’s Barber Shop in John
The Long Creek City
Council approved a condi
The European ear snail tional use permit for Grant
was found in the John Day County Fiber to operate a
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Jim Hamsher was sworn at the old mill site.
in as Prairie City mayor.
After a winter break,
The U.S. Forest Service work resumed on John Day’s
received support from the Main Street and Canyon Bou
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with Eastern Oregon residents
before moving forward on a Roy Peterson was indicted on
new forest plan.
10 charges stemming from the
Greg Moon became the acquisition of equipment for a
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tional Forest’s Prairie City
Sheriff Glenn Palmer was
named the county’s deputy
Irene Jerome, an inde Boyd Britton proposed that
pendent forestry consultant in the Blue Mountains Forest
Grant County, received one of Partners develop an alterna
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Grant School District Su
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least four breeding pairs of cepted the top job at the larger
wolves for the third consec Baker School District.
utive year among the packs
Five members of the
east of Highways 395, 78 and Grant County Public Access
95, triggering Phase II of the Advisory Board resigned in
Wolf Management and Con protest, leaving two members
on the board.
Attorneys for Grant
Shane Lee Sanders was
County and Dean Hoodenpyl, sentenced to 73 months in
director of the county’s com SULVRQIRUKLVODWHQLJKWVKRRW
munity corrections depart ing spree last October at the
ment, denied discrimination Timbers Inn and TV Park in
during a Dec. 9, 2013, hiring Seneca.
The Oregon parole board
ruled Sidney Dean Porter
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years in prison for the killing Curt Shelley accepted the
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Frank Ward in 1992.
Dong Cai’an, a school
Buford Breland was
principal from China, visited arrested in Mt. Vernon on
Grant School District.
charges of manufacture, de
Former John Day Police livery and possession of
Chief Richard Tirico pleaded methamphetamine.
not guilty to two counts of
Terry Hanson and Carla
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Grant County Circuit
Court Judge William Cramer
ruled the search of a Seneca
property for marijuana was
conducted without a warrant
or consent, dismissing cases
against Joy Maxine Graves,
Raymond Martin and Kenny
County residents pressed
the Grant County Court to
take a stand against forest
Ochoco Lumber Co.
received a $25,000 grant to
explore new biomass devel
Three local schools were
placed on lockdown after an
anonymous threat of violence
that ended without incident.
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Nurse Nancy Jimenez, front right, and Grant
trict Superintendent Ryan
County Health Department manager Jessica
Gerry was hired as the Grant
Winegar showed Dr. Andrew Janssen and his
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daughter Taya around the new health center at
School Principal to start July
Grant Union Junior-Senior High School in John
Day upon the center’s opening in May.
The John Day City Coun
Schroder, a Mt. Vernon cou for the second consecutive medical marijuana dispensa
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The Grant Union Gold
Christal Culley was hon
dance team placed second at RUHGDV2XWVWDQGLQJ1HZ+
The Grant Union Gold the OSAA State Dance and Educational Program As
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sistant by the Oregon State
Thurston High School compe
Grant County settled a University College of Public
lawsuit with former Commu Health and Human Services.
Malheur National Forest nity Corrections employee
Grant County Chamber
Supervisor Steve Beverlin James Gravley for $100,000.
of Commerce launched its
pledged to rescind a Septem
The Oregon State Po Greenbacks program, sell
ber 2014 road closure en lice bomb squad detonated a ing vouchers redeemable at
forcement order by his prede KRPHPDGH ¿UHZRUNV GHYLFH chamber member businesses.
cessor, review projects from found in a rental home in Prai
Mitch Wilson opened
WKHODVW¿YH\HDUVDQGSUHVHQW rie City.
Wilson’s Welding and Fabri
new orders to the county for
The Grant Union band cation just west of John Day.
won the Oregon Music Edu
Leslie Weldon, deputy
The Oregon Republican cation Association’s District 6 chief of national forest sys
Party’s 2015 Dorchester straw large group festival for a third tems for the Forest Service,
poll selected Wisconsin Gov. consecutive year.
approved an expansion of the
Scott Walker as the top candi
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date for the Republican Party
in the 2016 presidential elec
Oregon State Universi Forest Landscape Restoration
ty expert Seth Crawford says boundaries.
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Reitta Wyllie, John Day,
nior High School teacher ply the total United States was selected as the 2015
Elizabeth Shelley received an marijuana market on just Grant County Fair and Rodeo
Inspirational Teacher award 5,000 acres.
Nugget Lanes bowling
center in John Day closed.
The Oregon State Police
John Day Worksite was rec
ognized for outstanding DUII
The John Day Liquor
Store moved inside Chester’s
Erin Osgood was hired as
the new Grant County Veter
Blue Mountain Hospital
hired Randall Mee as its new
CEO to start in June.
The People Mover public
transportation service expand
ed its coverage area to include
routes to and from Monument.
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nior High School senior Mar
ta Faulkner was awarded the
Exchange Scholarship to at
tend school for a year in Ger
The Grant County Court
solicited public feedback
about Forest Service road clo
A preliminary report from
an industrial hygienist stated
the source of fumes in south
west John Day was a solvent.
Grant County Sheriff’s
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had been arrested after attack
ing a friend with a butcher
The International Semi
nar on Forest Landscape Res
toration brought in visitors
from 14 countries.
The Grant County Court
sent a letter to the Forest Ser
vice asking the agency to hold
off on road closures in the
Malheur National Forest’s Elk
16 and Big Mosquito projects.
The Oregon Department
of Environmental Quality was
called in to assess mystery
fumes in southwest John Day.
See REVIEW, Page A18
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Sunday Evening Service................6:00 pm
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